JAN FORDYCE PAINTINGS
SUMMER OF LOVE
NEW WORK AT MIRADA FINE ART!
My painting," Expanding" is on display at the Greenwood Village Town Hall Exhibit, The Art of the "Lake of Fire"
SUMMER OF LOVE
I recently visited the “Summer of Love” exhibit at the De Young Museum of Art in San Francisco with Peter, Kristin and Matt. It was a step back in time to the to the era of hippies, rock and roll, anti-war movement and a revolution of thought brought by a younger generation rejecting the culture of the times. The exhibit showcased the art, music and fashion of the era with collections of poster art and photographs. There was even a room with bean bag chairs and a psychedelic light show with rock and roll music to bring the experience of the times alive. The summer of love was 1967 now 50 years ago! Some of the same issues seem to be as relevant now as they were back then. As you entered the exhibit there are 3 large photographs with pertinent quotes (see below). My favorite was: “We must move quickly to counter those public and private actions which result in further pollution of our environment” by Ronald Regan Governor of California 1969. How times change but in some instances stay the same!
Closer to home my work can now be seen at Mirada Fine Arts, a wonderful award winning gallery situated in the mountains 25 minutes from Denver in Indian Hills. Learn more at www.mirandafineart.com.
The painting “Expanding” is part of the Art of “Lake of Fire” an exhibition of artists sponsored by the Greenwood Village Cultural Arts and “Village Read” in connection with the book, “Lake of Fire”. The book is about woodland fires in Colorado by author Mark Stevens. Artists were asked for work the portrays the theme of the book. Interestingly I spent my college summers as a wildland firefighter in Yosemite National Park so the topic resonated with me!
Hope you are all having a fantastic summer of love and fun!
Exhibition at the De Young Museum San Francisco
Enjoying the bean bag chairs.
Quote by Willie Brown 1967
Outside the exhibition with quotes from the summer of love.
Quote by Ronald Regan 1967
Fashion for the Summer of Love 1967.
A walk to Inspiration Point overlooking the bay in S. F.
Quote by Marlene Dixon 1969
Studio Assistant Ellie enjoying a cool swim at Silver Dollar Lake.